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Portland clothing manufacturer nets trio of business awards

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American Roots, a Portland-based manufacturer of American and union-made outerwear that opened its doors less than a year, has been recognized with three business awards.

L.L.Bean purchases Freeport property

Maine-original L.L.Bean has purchased a building in Freeport that was most recently the home of Stirling & Mull restaurant, a European-inspired gastropub that closed after one season.

TechHire Maine gets $4M boost for IT employment training

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The Brunswick-based nonprofit Coastal Counties Workforce Inc. and EducateMaine have received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to support the TechHire Maine program that helps...

Brunswick Landing's popularity brings investment to community at large

The growing popularity of the Brunswick Landing business campus is a factor in a planned multi-million dollar revitalization project at the campus of St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick.

Farm-to-table strawberry ice cream is king for a few days

While Maine's wild blueberries get a lot of press, the state's strawberry crop is just as sure a sign of summer. Red's Dairy Freeze in South Portland is well aware of the allure of that little red...

With $2.3M land acquisition, Midtown development closer to a reality

Laurie Schreiber |

PORTLAND — It was a long time coming, but development of the 3.5-acre Midtown site in West Bayside is on track, now that the $2.3 million sale by the city to The Federated Cos. has been...

Garbage to Garden wins $100K Greenlight Maine purse

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The Portland-based curbside composting company Garbage to Garden bested a field of over 80 prospective startups to win the $100,000 top prize at the inaugural Greenlight Maine competition on Friday...

Mpower Sports and Recreation: An inside look at entrepreneurship

Lori Valigra |

Rob Mueller was an entrepreneur on a mission at last week's Maine Startup & Create Week. As part of moving his company, Mpower Sports and Recreation LLC, from Maryland to Brunswick, and further...

Last Maine Bugaboo Creek location suddenly closes

A week after the closing of a Bugaboo Creek Steakhouse location in Bangor, a South Portland Bugaboo Steakhouse closed last week, leaving 60 employees without work.

From $1,900 to $3M — there's nothing wicked about Wicked Whoopie's growth

Lisa Joy |

Amy Bouchard was in her late 20s and working at BIW when her daughter was born. Looking for ways stay at home and still make money, her brother urged her to sell the whoopie pies she'd been making...